the Degree Confluence Project

United States : Illinois

4.0 miles (6.4 km) SSE of Lindenwood, Ogle, IL, USA
Approx. altitude: 238 m (780 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 42°S 91°E

Accuracy: 15 m (49 ft)
Quality: good

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  42°N 89°W (visit #5)  

#1: View south

(visited by Shawn Fleming)

08-Aug-2007 --

This would be the last of five confluences on a vacation trip to Twinsburg, Ohio for our first ever visit to the annual Twins Days Festival where our daughters would get to meet thousands of other twins.

From Highway 64 we turned south onto Mulford Road and stopped in a pullout on the east side of the road between two fields. This entire area was predominately cornfields. To the north was a cornfield and to the south was what I think were soybeans which were really eaten up by bugs. I walked between these fields until I was exactly at 89W where I was 15 meters due north of all zeroes. The crops were too thick to try and zero out this point – about a month later would have been an ideal time after the harvest.

Picture #1 looks south. Picture #2 looks west. On the far right side of the picture you can see the steam plumes from the cooling towers at Byron. Picture #3 looks north into some very tall corn. Picture #4 looks east. Picture #5 shows my GPS position just north of the confluence and out of the field.

The Byron Nuclear Generating Station was visible some 25 km to the west northwest,

Interstate 39 was only about 2.5 km and less than 5 minutes away.

Another great confluence adventure and the last one on this trip that began at 41N 82W!

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#1: View south
#2: View west
#3: View north
#4: View east
#5: GPS position
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